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Week 2 Notes

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Week 2 Notes COMS 220

Leslie Castillo
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Rhetoric and Public Issues
Dr. Janice D. Hamlet

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Rhetoric and Public Issues
Dr. Janice D. Hamlet
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Leslie Castillo on Sunday September 13, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to COMS 220 at Northern Illinois University taught by Dr. Janice D. Hamlet in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 50 views. For similar materials see Rhetoric and Public Issues in Communication Studies at Northern Illinois University.

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Date Created: 09/13/15
9115 Rhetorical Situation situations which present problem that can be resolved completely or partially through the effective use of language 0 Elements 0 Exigence an imperfection marked by urgency that calls rhetoric into being Simple or complex Must address the imperfection in some meaningful way 0 Audience every rhetorical situation requires the mediating action of an audience rhetorical audience consists of those persons who are capable of being in uenced by discourse and of being mediators of change 0 Constraints are both the limitations and opportunities present in a situation that affects what may or may not be said to an audience about the imperfections that is being addressed Physical examplebeing in a cold room Psychological emotional baggage Contextual time ldeally an analysis of the elements of a rhetorical situation by a rhetor will bring forth a tting response 9315 Critical Thinking The process of making sound inferences based on accurate evidence and valid reasoning Rhetorical Agency 0 The capacity to act in a way that will be recognized by others in one s community Sound Reality Understood as the symbols we use to represent Rhetoric as civic engagement 0 Aristotle o Logos reasoning o Pathos Passion 0 Ethos credibility Constraints on and resources for symbolic action Persuasive continuum culture public memory collective memory powerideaology hegemony Chapter 2 Terministics screens Composed of terms through which humans perceive the world and that directs attentions away from interpretations and towards others Language as symbolic actions Public vocab Culturally established and sanctioned terms that compose people s takenfor granted understanding for the world ldeograph An ordinary language term found in political discourse Characterizations and Narratives o Dramatistic pentad characterizations o narratives


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